Accession Number:

ADA592244

Title:

Nebraska Prostate Cancer Research Program

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary 20 Apr 2011-19 Apr 2012

Corporate Author:

NEBRASKA UNIV MEDICAL CENTER OMAHA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Prostate cancer PCa is one of the major cancers threatening US males life. For improving PCa treatments, better understanding the basic mechanism of this cancer is needed, which would depend on the training of PCa researchers. This proposal is thus to train HBCU undergraduate with science major in PCa research, a joint effort between the University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC and Clark Atlanta University CAU. Dr. Ming-Fong Lin of UNMC and Dr. Shafiq Khan of CAU have ongoing research collaborations. They will identify interested undergraduates at CAU and institute a summer research program at UNMC where the students will learn basic science for translational application in a lab. Students will spend the majority of their time working at the bench on a research project. They will also participate in a seminar series that will introduce them to different areas of scientific investigation and advanced technological tools used in scientific discovery. After the summer, students will continue their scientific development at CAU and prepare for a graduate career in biomedical sciences or for medical school.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE